Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 485–503, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-485-2015
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 485–503, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-485-2015

Research article 30 Jul 2015

Research article | 30 Jul 2015

Modelling short-term variability in carbon and water exchange in a temperate Scots pine forest

M. H. Vermeulen et al.

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We compared a process-based ecosystem model (LPJ-GUESS) with EC measurements to test whether observed interannual variability (IAV) in carbon and water fluxes can be reproduced because it is important to understand the driving mechanisms of IAV. We show that the model's mechanistic process representation for photosynthesis at low temperatures and during drought could be improved, but other process representations are still lacking in order to fully reproduce the observed IAV.
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